1. Gerald Levert Arrested In Cleveland

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST R&B vocalist Gerald Levert was arrested early Friday in Cleveland during a confrontation with police at a downtown intersection, authorities said. Levert, 38, was cited on charges of driving under R&B vocalist Gerald Levert was arrested early Friday in Cleveland during a confrontation…

  2. Smith Nabs 8 Gospel Music Award Nominations

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael W. Smith tops the list of nominees for the 36th annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Music Awards. Michael W. Smith tops the list of nominees for the 36th annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Music Awards. The artist garnered eight mentions, among them artist of the year and song of…

  3. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Keyboardist Pete Bardens, a key figure in English blues-rock and progressive rock, dies of lung cancer at his home in Malibu, Calif. He is 57. 2002 - Keyboardist Pete Bardens, a key figure in English blues-rock and progressive rock, dies of lung cancer at his home in…

  4. Irv Gotti Surrenders To Police

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST The hip-hop label behind music superstars Ashanti and Ja Rule was part of a murderous criminal enterprise that protected its interstate crack and heroin operation with calculated street assassinations The hip-hop label behind music superstars Ashanti and Ja Rule was part of a murderous…

  5. Jackson Prosecutors Want Courtroom Open

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's prosecutors have asked the trial judge to keep the courtroom open during hearings on whether to admit into evidence allegations of prior sexual offenses by the singer, according to d Michael Jackson's prosecutors have asked the trial judge to keep the courtroom…

  6. Police Probe Nightclub Shooting

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Police are probing whether a rap industry feud involving platinum-selling label The Inc. led to a fatal shooting outside a nightclub party hosted by rapper Ja Rule, law enforcement sources said. Police are probing whether a rap industry feud involving platinum-selling label The Inc. led to a…

  7. Mario Trumps Snoop For Hot 100 No. 1

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mario is the new king of Billboard's Hot 100 with "Let Me Love You." The track moves 2-1 to end the three-week reign of Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot" featuring Pharrell, which slips to No. 2. " Mario is the new king of Billboard's Hot 100…

  8. Jackson Prosecutors Eye Old Allegations

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Prosecutors in Michael Jackson's child molestation case want to introduce evidence that the singer has committed other sex crimes over the years that went uncharged. Prosecutors in Michael Jackson's child molestation case want to introduce evidence that the singer has committed…

  9. Jay-Z, Linkin Park 'Mash-Up' Tops Album Chart

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The seemingly odd pairing of a multiplatinum artists from the rap and rock worlds takes an underground concept to the pinnacle of the mainstream as "MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents Jay-Z/Linkin Park: C The seemingly odd pairing of a multiplatinum artists from the rap and rock worlds takes…

  10. Hot Product

    November 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The sophomore album from "American Idol" Kelly Clarkson, "Breakaway" (RCA). The latest album from rapper T.I., "Urban Legend" (Atlantic). A new album from electronica artist Styrofoam, "…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses chart records, parent/child chart entries and signature song hits with readers. STEP BACK IN TIME Dear Fred, You knew this was coming. Any time you mention a record for the rock era or the Hot 100, you know I will research the pre-rock era for some comparable…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Ja Rule, R. Kelly, Ashanti, Lonestar and the Levert family. WONDERFUL 'WONDERFUL': The only new entry in the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 this week is "Wonderful" (The Inc./Def Jam), a Ja Rule song that features R.…

  13. Levert Switches Labels, Expands Themes

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Given such song titles as "Baby Hold on to Me," "Can You Handle It," "The G Spot" and "U Got That Love," the general theme of Gerald Levert's music is easy to divine. His brand of sensuous R&B has Given such song titles as "Baby Hold on to…

  14. TV On The Radio Finds Good Reception

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Of the multitude of New York-based rock bands to garner recent media attention, surely the most unique musical personality belongs to TV On The Radio, a Brooklyn quintet whose two releases on Touch & Go have fueled major interest. Curiosity…

  15. Levert 'Speaks' On New Album

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B vocalist Gerald Levert will release his fourth album in as many years later this month. R&B vocalist Gerald Levert will release his fourth album in as many years later this month. Due Nov. 30 via Atlantic, the 16-track "Do I Speak for the World?" includes the single …

  16. 44TunesOnTV

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 25-31, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 25 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Ray Charles (also scheduled: Carson Daly). "Sessions @ AOL," Fuse Featured artist: Yellowcard. "The Brooke Ellison Story," A…

  17. Billboard Bits: Robert Plant, Vandross Tribute, 'Smile'

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Robert Plant, Vandross Tribute, 'Smile' Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant will deliver the keynote address on March 17 at the 2005 South by Southwest Music and Media Conference in Austin, Texas. The artist will also perform at the event, marking his first shows in…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses top singles of presidential eras, Steve Winwood, the Hot 100, Brian Wilson, George Strait and more with readers. WEST WINGING IT Dear Fred, With the upcoming election I thought it might be interesting to list the top 5 hits of each presidential administration from…

  19. Harmony Honors Nominees

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the inaugural Harmony Honors, to be presented by the Southern Gospel Music Guild (SGMA) Nov. 29 at the TBN Studios located at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the inaugural Harmony Honors, to be presented by the Southern Gospel Music Guild …

  20. McDonald Goes Back To Motown

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Michael McDonald will on Oct. 26 release "Motown 2," his second album of tracks made famous by stars of the Motown label. Vocalist Michael McDonald will on Oct. 26 release "Motown 2," his second album of tracks made famous by stars of the Motown label. The track…

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